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Nov. 21 ED STEM briefing: The STEM Opportunity Index The next STEM

Nov. 21 ED STEM briefing: The STEM Opportunity Index The next STEMbriefing on November 21, 2pm-3pm, at the Department will feature theinteractive STEM Opportunity Index produced by the National Math-Science Initiative. The Index is based on the STEM Framework for Success which isa collection of

Presidential Council of Advisors on Science & Technology On October 22,the President Trump signed an executive order

* [] launching the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology(PCAST) and announced the first wave of seven members. PCAST will include16 total members in addition to the Chair, Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier,Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is

From Risk to Opportunity: After school Programs Keep Kids Safe

report shows that the peak in juvenile crime on school days occurs between2-6 p.m. and provides powerful examples of afterschool programs making apositive difference in young peoples lives, and lifts up law enforcementvoices who see the influence programs can have in their community. Thehours immediately

The Office of Educational Technology, in partnership with Digital Promise

Ed Tech Spotlights *, reviewed research literature on how technology canenrich STEM learning. They found nine ways that technology can helpstudents engage with these subjects which are highlighted in this newlyreleased report from the U.S. Department of Education InnovationSpotlights: Nine Dimensions for Supporting Powerful STEM

STEM learning Ecosystems

STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice* The 68+ STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP) met in Cleveland, OH with over 400 in attendance. The SLECoP team members participated in peer to peer learning and top-notch plenary sessions. I was fortunate to present alongside a

New Jacob K. Javits Gifted & Talented Student Education Program Awards

Education Secretary DeVos announced $4,047,789 for fiscal year 2019 grant awards which recently resulted in making 10 new awards as part of theJacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Education (Javits) Program. Thesegrants provide funding to carry out a coordinated program ofevidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative

New Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grants Support STEM & CS

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos awarded more than $20 million in new funding tosupport innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective andnew teachers to serve students in high-need schools. Under the TeacherQuality Partnership (TQP) program, the Department of Education made 31awards totaling $20.1 million. Recipients

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

* “seeks tostrengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to fostersound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share thework of our community in the public interest. The Center stands at thecore of a well-established movement giving ethics a prominent place in

U.S. Department of Defense

Special Announcement: The following message is sent on behalf of WiCyS andthe 7th National Women in CyberSecurity Conference (WiCyS 2020):Organized by the WiCyS organization, the 7th National Women inCybersecurity conference (WiCyS 2020) will be held on March 12-14, 2020 atDenver (Aurora), CO.Join us for the